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Merry Christmas Born on Valen tine’s Day, Ernestina Hogah, is our first ever King William’s Town Express Front Page Christmas Baby. Read more about her on page 2.
All I want for Christmas is . . . P. 2
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21 December 2016
Meet our Christmas Baby: Ernestina Hogah BETTIE GILIOMEE BORN on Valentine’s Day, Ernestina Hogah, is our first ever King William’s Town Express Front Page Christmas Baby. Dad Ernest Hogah and mom Nombasa Pemba were overjoyed when they heard that their baby girl will grace the last edition of King William’s Town Express for the year. Dad Ernest reckons Ernestina, who was born on February 14 this year in the Beacon Life Hospital in East London, is more of a mommy’s girl, but she also loves going on outings and sightseeing with her dad. “She is a very easy-going baby, but only when her parents, aunties, cousins and other siblings are around her. She is a bit resistant to strangers until she gets to know them better,” says Ernest. Ernestina has two teeth already, which appeared in the past month. Mom and dad only sleep when Ernestina does, as she likes everyone to be awake when she is awake. She is not fussy with food and likes all
Our Front Page Christmas Baby, Ernestina Hogah, with mom Nombasa Pemba, dad Ernest Hogah and sister during the photo shoot for the front page.PHOTO:RICHARD DOMERIS/PHOTO KING PHOTOGRAPHY
baby food, especially mashed potato with hake. She will rather play with keys, remote controls, cell phones and pots than her own toys and, according to her dad, she is a very curious young girl. “She is glued to the television screen whenever they play infomercials or the theme songs for all the soapies that her mother loves to watch. “Every time there is a commercial break, whatever she is busy with comes to a standstill, and she watches the commercial. Afterward, she continues with what she was busy with. “She also loves to raid wardrobes, drawers and cupboards,” said Ernest. She is crawling at a fast pace and walks around with the assistance of furniture. “She sometimes takes a break to dance to musical tunes she hears from phones, the radio or TV,” said Ernest. . King William’s Town Express wishes Ernestina and her family a very blessed first Christmas. May this little bundle of joy fill your days with laughter and happiness for many years to come.
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Department of Health denies Double life imprisonment pharmacy internship row for child rapist SANELE JAMES SANELE JAMES THE EC Department of Health has been accused of chasing away eligible pharmacy interns who were earlier accepted to the programme saying the intern positions are oversubscribed. Democratic Alliance MPL, Celeste Barker, recently expressed her concerns on the issue saying she was furious to learn that a group of 11 pharmacy interns have been informed that intern positions are oversubscribed. According to her, the concerned interns followed the EC Department of Health’s (ECDoH) application regulations and submitted their paperwork timeously. And they received electronic confirmations of placement as well. EC Department of Health spokesperson, Sizwe Kupelo, denied, howev-
er, that there had been such communication between the ECDoH and the applicants. “People just run their mouths, yet they know nothing. As spokesperson of the EC Department of Health, I am saying there is nothing like that. We do not know (of) it. People are causing unnecessary panic,” he said. He added that nothing has been finalised regarding the internships, but said they had allocated 53 positions for experiential training – surpassing that of the previous year which was 47. Barker had earlier said in a media statement that they would pursue the matter with the MEC for Health in the Province, Pumza Dyantyi. Barker said questions would be submitted to the MEC’s office asking her to shed light on the matter. “Will the Department of Health
compensate interns who have paid deposits for accommodation and bought vehicles on the strength of electronic confirmation from the Department? “How will the department assist overplaced interns who will lose a year’s internship if the department fails to register their placement before closure of the Pharmacy Council on December, 23 this year?,” Barker asked She said that what concerned her the most was that the matter would also affect pharmaceutical services in the province as a whole. Barker told King William’s Town Express that she will arrange for the newspaper to have an interview with one of the applicants and provide a copy of transcripts of the communication between the applicant and the ECDoH. This could, however, not be arranged in time for this week’s edition.
THE Bhisho High Court recently handed down two life imprisonment sentences to Siyabulela Masteki (30), known as Rasta, for raping a girl (11). The rape took place in 2015 at Kwalini Location outside King William’s Town. He was arrested in May 2015 at his home by the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit. He appeared at Zwelitsha Magistrate’s Court on May 25, 2015 and was denied bail. The case was transferred to the Bhisho High Court in July 2015. In October 2016 he was
found guilty on two counts of rape by the Bhisho High Court and was sentenced to two life imprisonments. The Commander of the King William’s Town Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit, Lieutenant Colonel Zitulele Mahlambeni, welcomed the conviction and also praised Constable Ntsikelelo Mbokoto for his sterling work in investigating the case. “A good conviction is the result of diligent work done by an investigating officer and that motivates our members. We are proud of our team’s efforts in ensuring a successful prosecution in this matter,” Lt Col Mahlambeni said in a media statement.
BCM focus on roads to drive development THE Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality is doing everything possible to cultivate its already booming tourism sector. This was said by BCM Executive Mayor, Xola Pakati, in his report to the people of the Metro on his first 100 days in office after the local elections in August 3 this year. Pakati reflected on the promises the ANC-led municipility made during their election campaign and other projects that were still in the pipeline. In his address, he said the BCM had started investing resources in cultivating lifestyle tourism through supporting a number of flagship lifestyle events that continue to attract tourists to the Metro. Among these are recent events such as the Buyel’ekhaya, Metro Heatwave, Berlin November, Africa Golf Challenge Week and the coming Harley Davidson Africa Bike Week. He added that hosting the two-day Multi-Choice Diski Challenge and other Premier Soccer League (PSL) matches that were televised on national televion, had put the municipality on the map and attracted visitors who ordinarily would have not visited the area. The Metro will again play host to a number of PSL games of the Port Elizabeth-based Chippa United FC. Next year, Chippa United will play against the current PSL and Africa CAF champions, Mamelodi Sundowns,
on February 14, Bidvest Wits on March 15, and Ajax Cape Town on May 6 at the Sisa Dukashe Stadium in Mdantsane. According to Pakati these events have major economic spin-offs for the tourism industry, particularly the hospitality sector and small, medium and micro-enterprises. “The Mero will be working closely with the National Heritage Council to cultivate our shared cultural heritage tourism so that we have diversified streams of tourism attraction that will unlock our tourism potential and thus, its full economic potential,” said Pakati. He said the municipality needed to focus more on its transportation and road facilities to ensure all its plans of development run smoothly. With regard to some of the achievements during Pakati’s 100 days in office, he listed multimillion projects that were underway and some already completed for the efficient delivery of services. Some of the projects were the King William’s Town Transport Facility which featured a facelift of the existing taxi and bus rank. The project, to the value of R81 million, was awarded in October and officially handed over to the constructor on November 10. It is expected to be completed in 30 months. “The BCM has prioritised the upgrading and development of public transport in King William’s Town to provide for the current and future needs of public transport. The affected areas include the three municipal-
owned public transport facilities, namely Taxi City taxi rank, Market Square taxi rank and Market Square bus terminus,” said Pakati. He added that the upgrade would provide commuters with better mobility, resulting in improved access to job opportunities, schools and better shopping. Pakati said the municipality was working on a R70 million project of the construction of Needscamp and Potsdamn Bridge. Construction of the 3km bridge is expected to take 18 months. Construction of the KwaTshatshu pedestrian bridge, to the tune of R3.5 million, is also set to commence in January next year. Pakati said the municipality had applied for the Public Transport Network Grant through National Treasury and the department of Transport. He said the aim was for the municipality to be provided with grant funding in the 2016/17 next financial year so that work could proceed on the BCM Public Transport Networks. The Public Transport Networks will also see the upgrade of Qumza Highway, Fleet Street and Quenera Beacon Bay. He said their focus on roads was primarily aimed at driving development in the Metro to boost the tourism sector. He said another of the municipality’s successes is the implementation of the smart billing and electricity pre-payment system, which enables residents to purchase electricity online using their cell phones, internet and ATMs.
Buffalo City mayor’s Christmas wishes Buffalo City Municipality mayor, Councillor Xola Pakati sends residents the following message for the Festive Season: “2016 has been a year of good memories and challenges whereaswe, as the municipality, together with our people have been victorious in bringing accountable government and high level of service delivery to our people. It is for this reason that we, as the Council of this Metro, would like to thank our citizens for the support in our efforts for a better life for all. As this is the period for all of us to spend time with our families and loved ones, I would like to take this opportunity to wish every citizen of our municipality a happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year. To those who will be taking long journeys home, please drive safely – we need you next year.”
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King William’s Town Express
21 December 2016
Street dwellers treated to early Christmas SANELE JAMES CHRISTMAS came early for a group of street dwellers in King William’s Town thanks to members of the Ubudlelwane eNkosini Foundation. Scores of street dwellers, of whom some are homeless, gathered at the intersection of Reserve Road and Cross Street where
Sabelo Jekeqa of Masingatha Location shows the hamper of toiletries he received.
they were treated to a feast. Toiletries and clothes were also donated to each of them. Ubudlelwane eNkosini Foundation is an NGO which cares for street dwellers in and around King William’s Town. The organisation was established in 2009 by Busisiwe Papiyana and her colleagues where she worked as an internal auditor at the Department of Public Works. Papiyana left her job to focus on the centre. At Ubudlelwana they feed street dwellers through soup kitchens, facilitate in securing identity documents and assist with obtaining social grants for the eligible ones. Since its establishment, the foundation has reunited many street dwellers with their families. They have also adopted two senior males who have now dedicated their lives to changing the lives of others. As the centre does not have a shelter of its own, the two men currently stay with the Papiyana family in Bhisho. Phindile Ndobo is one of the adoptees who hailed the Ubudlelwane eNkosini Foundation’s effort saying they had changed his life for the better. The Foundation also reunited him with the mother of his child whom he abandoned during his time on the streets. “If it was not for these guys I would have not been able to stand in front of you and say I am a father. I almost died on the streets,” he said. Ndobo, who used to be a heavy drug user,
Happy recipients of Christmas gifts sang for the Ubudlelwane eNkosini Foundation members as a token of their thanks. PHOTOS:SANELE JAMES has changed his ways and he is a devoted churchgoer. Deputy Chairperson of Ubudlelwane eNkosini Foundation, Ntizi Papiyana, said they were planning to spread their services to neighbouring towns. “We have been getting calls from other
places outside of King William’s Town such as Mthatha and East London where people requested that we open a centre in their areas. As soon as we are financially stable we will consider the calls,” she said. Papiyana called on members of the public to join their movement of aiding the needy.
King William’s Town come alive with music extravaganza SANELE JAMES REVELLERS of King William’s Town braved chilly weather to witness their home-brewed artists clash on stage this past week at the Summer Carnival that was held at the Botanical Gardens in King William’s Town. Eastern Cape-born stars that have made a name for themselves in the industry, such as
Naak Musiq called DJ SK to the stage before Naak performed his “Callout” hit song. The song was initially produced by SK.
Naak Music, who also stars in the popular soapy Isidingo, East London’s Mobi Dixon and DJ Heavy K descended on the town to shake it up. The reception was positive as even the youngsters could be seen moving to the rhythm. More than 3 000 patrons showed up on the first day of the two-day event which started on Thursday.
Sizzle “the master of dab” from East London had the audience eating out of his palm. PHOTOS: SANELE JAMES
The flamboyant show started off with aerobics just after sunset. The programme was aimed at catering for all ages and there was plenty of entertainment for children as well with face painting, a jumping castle and stalls. The carnival also gave young and upcoming artists the opportunity to sell their art. Shaun Q and Sizzle were among the local hip hop acts that set the stage ablaze.
Port Elizabeth-born DJ SK, who has taken the music industry by storm, also pitched up. DJ SK recently won a DJ and music production contest where he walked away with R150 000 worth of music production software and hardware equipment to elevate his career in the industry. The carnival moved to Esplanade in East London yesterday (December 20) and will end with a bang this evening (December 21).
King William's Town’s Shaun Q delivered a stunning performance in his backyard with the local crowd backing him enthusiastically.
Siseko Phami, who just signed with Native Rhythm – one of South Africa's biggest record labels and arguably the best in organic music, melted hearts when he took to the stage. Siseko is currently working on his album featuring The Soil and other popular artists.
Diamond Thug to make a stop in East London on the Summer Lovin’ Tour REPORTER THE December holiday is on the horizon and the Grassy Spark and Diamond Thug bands have an incredible tour planned for the South African coastline. The Summer Lovin’ Tour will kick off in Cape Town on December 16 and travel down the rest of the Western Cape, along the Eastern Cape and end in the Drakensberg in KwaZulu-Natal on New Year’s Eve. Along the way, Diamond Thug will be making a stop in East London on December 28. Diamond Thug is one of two of SA’s top live acts who teamed up for one of the most epic December tours South Africa has to offer.
They are bringing the freshest and grooviest local tunes right to East London’s door. Diamond Thug’s unique sound waves swirl through the air, giving rise to a plethora of emotion reaching deep into your soul, resulting in an alternative-pop sound unlike any other. Their year has been a busy one, which included: . The release of their debut EP, Monday Will Have to Wait through Norwegian based distributor Phonofile. . Their first European tour taking them to sold-out shows across Germany, The Netherlands and France. . Performances across many of SA’s top festivals. . Collaborations with SA music legends and
most recently time in studio recording their own debut, full-length album. This tour will see Diamond Thug showcasing brand-new, unheard material as well as performing old favourites to fans across South Africa’s beautiful coastline. They will also end the year on a high note when they feature on GoldFish’s brand new single, Deep Of The Night. The Summer Lovin’ tour is a must experience for any fun-loving holidaymaker this December. Diamond Thug will be performing live in East London on December 28 at Raggies Live Bar. Tickets at R50 per person will be available at the door.
Three of the four members of the Diamond Thug band. PHOTO:MARTHINUS KOEKEMOER
21 December 2016
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LOCAL FLAVOUR: CHEF MORNÉ EDWORTHY
Give your Christmas gammon a little twist IN celebration of Christmas, Chef Morné Edworthy of the Queen’s Hotel and Casino in Queenstown, shares his recipe for gammon with a brandy and coke glaze – perfect for this year’s Christmas lunch.
INGREDIENTS For the gammon
mon to cook gently. (Cooking time will depend on weight – 30 to 40 minutes per kilogram). Once the gammon is cooked, allow it to cool in the liquid. Remove the gammon once it has cooled completely. Remove the skin and score it in a criss-cross
1 gammon 1 onion cut into quarters 1 whole carrot cut into Chunks 1 parsley head 6 whole cloves plus extra for decoration 10 peppercorns 10ml coarse salt 1 cinnamon stick Water to boil
pattern and decorate with cloves.
Making the glaze Pour the Coca-Cola into a medium-sized sauce pan. On high heat, reduce the liquid by half. Once reduced, whisk in the hot English mustard, the treacle sugar, the mustard powder and the coffee powder. Turn the heat up to maximum and reduce again, stirring often. After about five minutes, the liquid should be slightly syrupy. Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in 1½ tbsp of lemon juice and 50ml Klipdrift brandy.
Combining the gammon and the basting Place the gammon in an ovenproof dish and pour the glaze over the gammon.
For the glaze One 330ml can Coca-Cola 2 tsp hot English mustard 1 tsp hot English mustard powder 140ml Treacle sugar 1 tsp Nescafe instant coffee 1½ tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 50ml Klipdrift brandy
Chef Morne Edworthy of the Queen’s Hotel and Casino. PHOTOS: SUPPLIED Place it in your hot oven for about 25 minutes, occasionally basting the gammon with the glaze in the pan. Once the gammon is golden brown, remove it from the oven. Serve and enjoy.
Gammon with a Coke and brandy glaze.
Preparing the gammon Preheat your oven to the hottest setting (between 220 and 240°C) Place your gammon, onion, carrots, parsley, cloves, peppercorns, salt and cinnamon stick in a large stock pot. Make sure that your gammon is covered with water. Bring the water to the boil and then turn the heat down, allowing the gam-
RECIPES: RAINBOW SALAD, CRÈME BRULEE PUFFS, LEMON CREAM PAVLOVA
Festive season leftovers with Staffords Sauces IT’S just so much easier to get back into the festive spirit if you know how to get clever with the leftovers . . . and if you’ve stocked up with a variety of Staffords sauces ahead of the festive season! Here’s a great idea to not only turn yesterday’s centrepieces into luxurious feasts, but to also perk up those tasty trimmings with a saucy twist. From mint and cranberry jellies to mustards and their famous chilli and garlic pastes, they’ve got them all and some pretty delicious and super easy-to-make recipes too! So don’t waste time, or food, just get creative and you’ll be back on the beach in no time having wowed family and friends with a miracle meal of leftovers! Rainbow Salad
Serves 4 Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 1 cup leftover cooked lamb, fat removed and meat shredded 10ml Staffords Apple jelly 20ml balsamic vinegar 1 pack soba noodles or baby marrow noodles, cooked until just done and shocked in ice water to stop cooking, drained 4-6 raw Brussels sprouts, finely shredded 4-6 Button mushrooms, thinly sliced 1/2 yellow pepper, thinly sliced 1 large carrot, peeled and grated 1 large avocado, diced 2 cooked beetroot, diced
3 spring onions, thinly sliced 2 tbsp pumpkin or sunflower seeds 2 tbsp leftover festive nuts, roughly chopped 2 tbsp dried cranberries 2 tbsp pomegranate seeds; big handful fresh herbs (parsley, basil, mint, chives etc), roughly chopped
Dressing: 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 2ml Staffords garlic paste
Method: Whisk together all the dressing ingredients. Heat lamb in a frying pan with a drizzle of olive oil. Add the apple jelly and balsamic vinegar, allow to caramelise. Combine remaining ingredients on a platter, top with the lamb and dressing and serve immediately. – REPORTER
Delicious Rainbow salad made of leftovers. PHOTO:SUPPLIED
Cheat desserts that are pure genius GUESTS in the driveway and you haven’t got dessert sorted? Don’t fret and cut yourself some slack. Here’s the drill: At all times have your pantry stocked with the Staffords range of ready desserts and make sure you have cream and milk in the fridge!
structions and allow to set in the refrigerator. To serve, pipe or spoon the crème mixture into the choux puffs. In a small saucepan, heat the water and sugar until it caramelises, either dip each puff into the caramel or pull the caramel with a fork to form spun sugar. Top with fresh mint and pearl dragees.
Crème brulee puffs with spun sugar
Serves: 4 Preparation time: 10 minutes Setting time: 4 hours
Lemon cream pavlova, dark chocolate ber ries
Preparation time: 25 minutes Baking time: 1 hour 30 minutes + cooling
Ingredients: 1 box Staffords crème brulee 16 small choux puffs 125ml white sugar 50ml water Mint and pearl dragees to serve
Method Make the crème brulee according to pack in-
Ingredients 4 medium free-range egg whites 200g castor sugar 2tsp cornflour 1tsp lemon juice 2tsp Staffords Vanilla Extract with Seeds 1x150g pack Staffords Magicmelt Dark Choc Discs
400g fresh strawberries or other mixed fresh berries 250ml cream 1/2 x 500g jar Staffords Lemon Curd
Method Heat the oven to 130° C. Line a large baking tray with non-stick baking paper. In a spotlessly clean bowl, whisk egg whites until they form soft peaks. Add the castor sugar in stages, whisking until stiff peaks form – don’t over-whisk the whites once they’re stiff! Now, quickly whisk in the cornflour, lemon juice and Staffords Vanilla Extract with Seeds. Spoon onto the baking sheet, making a 23cm circle with a hollow in the middle. Bake for 1 hour 30 minutes until crisp. Turn off the oven and leave to cool. Meanwhile, melt the Staffords Magicmelt Dark Choc Discs in a bowl over simmering water. Dip of the berries in the chocolate and allow to set on a wire rack.
Lemon cream pavlova with dark chocolate berries.
Crème brulee puffs with spun sugar. PHOTOS: SUPPLIED
When you are ready to serve, whisk the cream until quite thick. Gently stir through the Staffords Lemon Curd to create a marble effect. Spoon the lemon cream into the meringue just before serving. Top with all the berries and drizzle with a little extra melted chocolate, if you like.
King William’s Town Express
21 December 2016
Ford reveals its new Fiesta – the world’s most technologically advanced small car REPORTER FORD revealed the next generation Ford Fiesta - the world’s most technologically advanced small car - at a special Go Further event in Cologne, Germany at the end of November. The next generation Fiesta was unveiled with the most sophisticated range of driver assistance technologies and connectivity features ever in a volume small car in Europe as part of the most comprehensive and versatile line-up of variants in 40 years of Fiesta history. It will be available in South Africa in the first half of 2018. Ford revealed four distinctive production variants of the Fiesta, including the stylish Fiesta Titanium, the Ford Performance-inspired Fiesta ST-Line, the upscale Fiesta Vignale and the Fiesta Active crossover - the first in a new line-up of Active vehicles to be rolled out across the Ford range in years to come. Three- and five-door Fiesta variants will deliver superior quality and refinement and feature a stylish new exterior and revolutionary interior design with more personalisation options than ever before. Ford has also further enhanced the fun to drive character that has helped make Fiesta the best-selling small car in Europe four years running. “We now have a Fiesta option for every driver, including the luxurious Fiesta Vignale and the Fiesta Active crossover, with advanced technologies and features that small-car customers could only have dreamed of just a few years ago,” said Jim Farley, Executive Vice President and President, Europe Middle East and Africa, Ford Motor Company. Among a class-leading range of Fiesta driver assistance features - supported by sensor technologies capable of monitoring up to 130 metres ahead – is an enhanced Pedestrian Detection system that for the first time can help prevent collisions at night, and the first Ford Active Park Assist system that can deliver brake interventions to prevent low-speed bumps when parking hands-free. Fiesta is also the first Ford vehicle to feature a premium B and O PLAY Sound System and for the first time offers a panoramic glass roof that can open. The Fiesta’s sophisticated SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system is supported by floating high-definition touchscreens up to 8-inches, and a spacious and ergonomic interior features an almost 50 percent reduction in centre console buttons for a more intuitive environment. Cutting-edge power trains include Ford’s multi-award winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine offering up to 140 PS and a 1.5 litre TDCi diesel offering 120 PS - the first high-power diesel Fiesta power train. Ford anticipates CO2 emissions from 82g/km, supported by an all-new six-speed transmission with innovative friction reduction technologies. Expanded Fiesta lineup The most comprehensive Fiesta range ever meets growing consumer demand for greater choice and improved quality within the B-car segment. The next generation Fiesta will for the first time be offered as a luxurious Ford Fiesta Vignale model - part of the Ford Vignale upscale product and ownership experience. The Fiesta Vignale joins the Mondeo, S-MAX, Kuga and Edge Vignale models as the highest
The new generation Ford Fiesta. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
expression of the Ford brand in Europe, and offers unique 18-inch alloys wheel designs, exclusive exterior detailing and colours, and hexagonal-quilted, tuxedo-stitched leather seats. The Fiesta Active is the first Fiesta crossover model, combining rugged SUV-inspired styling that includes raised ride-height, roof bars and additional cladding, hatchback practicality and true Fiesta driving dynamics. Ford, earlier this year introduced for the first time a new range of ST-Line models that deliver exterior and interior styling inspired by Ford Performance models alongside powerful Ford EcoBoost petrol and TDCi diesel engines, for customers who aspire to the sporty image of Ford’s ST models - but do not require the full performance delivered by optimised ST engines and chassis with sports technologies. The Fiesta ST-Line features sporty exterior styling. The interior features sports seats, alloy pedals and a flat-bottomed steering wheel, while the driving experience is enhanced with sports suspension. Also revealed, was the stylish Fiesta Titanium, indicative of the high specification and quality that will be delivered to Fiesta customers across Europe. “Ford now offers greater choice for B-segment customers, providing exceptional value with the new KA+, while delivering a next generation Fiesta family of highly engaging, personalised models,” said Roelant de Waard, VicePresident, Marketing, Sales and Service, Ford of Europe.
near the road ahead or who may cross the vehicle’s path, using light from the Fiesta’s headlights at night. The system is designed to reduce the severity of some frontal collisions involving vehicles and pedestrians or help drivers avoid some impacts altogether. A wider camera angle helps to better track pedestrian movements. Also offered for the first time on Fiesta is Ford’s Active Park Assist with Perpendicular Parking, which helps drivers find suitable spaces and park hands-free nose-to-tail and side-byside with other cars. Further enhanced for Fiesta, the technology for the first time can now apply the brakes if drivers do not respond to system guidance and proximity warnings while performing forward and reverse manoeuvres, and a collision with a parked car or obstacle to the front or rear is imminent. Further features available for the first time on Fiesta and offering enhanced functionality include: . Traffic Sign Recognition, which is now able to monitor multiple speed limits that apply to individual motorway lanes displayed on overhead gantries, and update the display if the driver changes lanes. . Auto High Beam, which now performs more effectively in situations where a central barrier divides opposing carriageways, and can detect oncoming trucks to avoid dazzling drivers positioned above the central divide. A new soft-ramping feature improves comfort for drivers at night with soft transitioning between high- and low-beam. The world’s most technologically advanced Fiesta also offers Cross Traffic Alert, which small car warns drivers reversing out of a parking space The next generation Ford Fiesta features a of vehicles that may soon be crossing behind class-leading range of technologies to enhance them. The feature is amongst 15 Fiesta driver comfort, convenience and safety. assistance technologies in total, including Advanced driver assistance technologies are Adaptive Cruise Control, Adjustable Speed Limsupported by two cameras, three radars and 12 iter, Blind Spot Information System, Distance ultrasonic sensors, which in combination are Indication, Driver Alert, Lane Keeping Aid, able to monitor 360 degrees around the vehicle, Lane Keeping Alert and Forward Collision and scan the road ahead up to a distance of 130 Warning. metres– more than the length of a football pitch. SYNC 3 and B and O PLAY for premium Fiesta is the first Ford to deliver an enhanced entertainment version of Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection that can detect people who are in or Ford’s SYNC 3 communications and enter-
tainment system will enable Fiesta drivers to control audio, navigation and smartphones using simple, conversational voice commands. The system is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android AutoT. SYNC 3 also offers SYNC AppLink, enabling voice-activation of a range of smartphone apps including Glympse, Aupeo, Spotify, MyBoxMan, HearMeOut, AccuWeather, and Los 40 Principales. The Fiesta’s floating, tablet-inspired 8-inch colour touchscreen can be operated with pinch and swipe gestures. Also offered with SYNC 3 is a floating 6.5-inch colour touchscreen, and a 4.2-inch colour screen is combined with the MyFord Dock that enables users to store, mount and charge mobile devices such as phones and navigation systems. Reflecting the consumer shift towards portable digital multimedia, Fiesta delivers Bluetooth connectivity and two USB ports as standard, with an integrated CD player offered as an optional extra. DAB radio is available across the range. The new B and O PLAY systems - exclusive to Ford’s global vehicle line-up - offer an elevated audio experience with specifically tailored speaker placement and calibration for each vehicle in the Ford range. Interior comfort and individual style The user-centric Fiesta interior design is influenced by consumer interactions with smart devices and tablets. Delivering a more spacious and premium first impression through ergonomic design and soft-touch materials - including for the upper instrument panel - the logical but emotive interior helps deliver a calming and peaceful space that customers can personalise with a new range of individualisation options. The calming interior philosophy is supported by easier to use controls. The number of buttons on the centre console is reduced by almost half, with many connectivity and entertainment controls relocated to the 8-inch touchscreen.
Tiger Wheel and Tyre’s free downloadable holiday games make road trips fun REPORTER HARDWORKING adults love nothing more than the soothing sound of tyres on tar, a panoramic view of the open road before them and the promise of a fun and relaxing holiday at the end of that road. Kids, on the other hand, do not love road trips quite so much. To ensure that all passengers enjoy the ride this festive season, Tiger Wheel and Tyre has put together a holiday games pack for road trippers that can be downloaded free of charge at the company’s website. For older passengers, the pack includes a general knowledge ques-
tionnaire that is guaranteed to entertain as well as educate, and the good news for the more competitive families is that there is a score sheet to determine who the weakest link is. Younger kids will love ticking off the pictures of things they saw or experienced on their road trip, while forward-thinking parents will do well to ensure that there is a reward for a completed checklist! Of course, road trips are only fun and games if your vehicle is reliable to make it safely to the destination. To take the guesswork out of this factor, Tiger Wheel and Tyre offers this handy pre-road trip checklist:
. Check that all tyres, including the spare, have the minimum 1mm legal tread depth and are properly inflated. . Have the tyres rotated and checked for balance. . Check the wheel alignment. . Check all vehicle fluid levels and top-up if necessary. . Inspect vehicle lights, indicators, battery, and windshield wipers to see if they’re working or need replacement. . Fill up with petrol and make sure the gauge is working. Once that is taken care of, all that is needed to ensure your road trip is a resounding suc-
cess is to pack a fully loaded snack bag, download and print out your Tiger Wheel and Tyre games pack and arm yourself with patience and a healthy sense of humour. To download your free games pack, or to find the nearest Tiger Wheel and Tyre, go to www.twt.to. Competition Share your #MyTWTHoliday, tag @TigerWheelnTyre on Twitter or Facebook and stand a chance of winning a Bosch Lithium-ion IXO Generation V Cordless Screwdriver Kit with attachments. Terms and conditions apply. The competition ends January 9, 2017 at 2pm.
21 December 2016
King William’s Town Express
Volkswagen adds diesel engine to new Passat model The exterior of the new Volkswagen PASSAT.
REPORTER THE new Passat model range has been extended with the introduction of the 2.0 TDI engine. Until now, the new Passat, which was launched locally in October 2015, was only offered with petrol engines. 2.0 TDI with 130kW The introduction of the 2.0 TDI with 130kW completes the model range of the eight generation Passat. Its new four-cylinder 1 968cc engine is compact, lightweight and fuel-efficient, and has been designed to deliver greater fuel economy and sporty performance. A power output of 130kW is available from 3600 to 4 000rpm, while 350Nm of maximum torque is delivered from as low as 1 500rpm,
up to 3 500rpm. The 6-speed DSG powered engine reaches a top speed of 228km/h, and a zero to 100km/ h sprint is achieved in a respectable 8.2 seconds. It’s claimed combined cycle of fuel consumption is miserly 5.0 litres per 100km. Refreshed model range The equipment line of the award-winning, new Passat has been refreshed and restructured with the addition of new features as standard. The range is now offered in two new equipment lines, Luxury and Executive. The Luxury derivatives get LED headlights, 3-Zone Climatronic air-conditioner and Vienna Leather seats with seat heating as standard. The range topper, Executive, has App Connect, Nappa leather seats as well as LED
headlights with dynamic cornering lights and LED daytime running lights as new standard features. Furthermore, the Executive derivative is fitted as standard with R-Line Styling Package which adds sporty front grille, front and rear grille, side skirt as well as 18-inch ‘Marseille’ alloy wheels. All the derivatives are only available with DSG (6-speed for 2.0 TSI and TDI; 7-speed for 1.4 TSI) transmission. The optional convenient and functional features have been repackaged to give customers more value. The new optional feature packages are: . Tow Package - Towbar, trailer assist and park assist . Safety Package - Adaptive Cruise Control and Head-up display . Park Package - Keyless access, automatic boot, rear-view camera and park assist
. Park Package with Area View - Area View, keyless access, automatic boot and park assist . Luxury Package - Electric front seats, electric folding mirrors, DynAudio sound system, ambience lighting and 230V socket . R-Line Styling Package - Luxury models. Retail Prices (VAT and emissions tax in cluded) 1.4 TSI Luxury 110kW DSG R468 200 2.0 TSI Executive 162kW DSG R522 400 2.0 TDI Luxury 130kW DSG R493 900 2.0 TDI Executive 130kW DSG R522 400 Warranty and Service The Passat model range comes standard with a 3-year/120 000km manufacturer warranty and 5-year/100 000km Automotion Maintenance Plan. All models have a 12-year anti-corrosion warranty and 15 000km service intervals.
AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION: CHANGE OF ATTITUDE NEEDED FOR SAFER ROADS IN SA
Survey results show many worried about safety on the roads REPORTER DRUNK driving, speeding, and a lack of law enforcers are among the biggest safety concerns for drivers on South African roads over the festive period. This is according to motorists polled by the Automobile Association (AA) in a recent survey. The survey also found that only eight percent of motorists feel safe while travelling on South African roads over this period. According to the results of the poll conducted in early December, 62 percent of motorists regard drunk driving as the biggest problem on the country’s roads. Apart from speeding and a lack of law
enforcers, the survey found that motorists believe unlicensed drivers also pose a major problem. “The results are indicative of what we have been saying for a long time: that the attitude of South African drivers is simply not good enough. Drunk driving, speeding or driving without proper licenses are behaviours that can be changed but aren’t. Unless more is done to prevent these types of conduct, they will continue unabated,” the AA noted. Results from the survey seem to confirm this belief as a staggering 60 percent of motorists said their safety is reliant on the attitude of other road users. While eight percent of motorists said they feel safe travelling on the country’s roads
over the festive period, 27 percent said they didn’t feel safe as the roads they use need upgrading or better maintenance. “Another worrying element we found was that motorists say that they drive an average of three hours before stopping to take a break. We would encourage all drivers to change this by stopping every two hours or 200 kilometres to refresh and relax. Being tired behind the wheel is extremely dangerous and stopping regularly ensures that you maintain focus for the whole journey,” said the AA. According to the AA, this has been backed up by a recent study by the American Automobile Association (AAA) which found that drowsy driving is comparable to driving drunk. The AA has urged all
drivers to remain as alert as possible. Being alert on the road is especially important as 66 percent of respondents who said they were going away indicated they will be travelling between 501 kilometres and more than 1500 kilometres over the festive period. The AA said on long journeys maintaining focus on the road can become difficult and that stopping to stretch legs, or for fresh air, is essential. “Our country has a high road fatality rate over festive periods. To begin dealing effectively with this, motorists must obey the rules of the road, drive responsibly and respect other road users. We urge all motorists to apply these principles for a safer, happier festive period on our roads in 2016,” the AA concluded.
Fuel gloom gathers on oil strength REPORTER SURGING international petroleum prices are likely to hit South Africans hard at the pumps at the beginning of 2017. This is the view of the Automobile Association (AA) which commented on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF). “Saudi Arabia has indicated that its crude oil production cuts may go beyond those proposed in November,” the AA said. “There are also signals that non-OPEC members may
voluntarily decrease production, which has the potential to further bolster international petroleum prices.” The first fortnight of December showed a strong appreciation in oil prices, while the Rand remained volatile against the US dollar. Based on the current data, the indicative increase in fuel prices at the end of December will be around 27 cents a litre for petrol, 21 cents for diesel and 28 cents for illuminating paraffin. The AA warned that the impact of production cuts was by no means factored into current oil prices.
“If the oil-producing countries adhere to the proposed production cuts, oil prices are likely to strengthen until demand and production move back into equilibrium,” the Association said. “Even a stronger Rand could be overpowered by a sharp climb in the oil price, potentially meaning a succession of fuel price hikes which could impact the economy strongly over the next few months.” The AA advised private motorists to review their energy use and commuting patterns, and consider alternatives to single-occupant vehicle use, such as carpooling. The
motoring body added that a rising fuel price was also an incentive for corporate delivery fleets to reassess vehicle selection and routing schedules to maximise fuel efficiency. “Mitigation will be the key strategy against prolonged fuel price rises,” the Association concluded.
King William’s Town Express
21 December 2016
SuperGP teams up with Africa Bike Week in East London REPORTER GAS Sports have announced that a round of the SuperGP Champions Trophy will form part of Africa Bike Week for the next three years. Over the past three years, the SuperGP Champions Trophy has grown and is now firmly established as the premier motorcycle racing series on the South African calendar where many of its stars showcase their talents on the international stage. After eight years in Margate on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast, Africa Bike Week which, among other things, hosts the largest mass ride in Africa, is moving to East London from 2017 and will take place from April 27 to 30. The Eastern Cape SuperGP will take place in the middle of this on April 28 and 29. Carl Frayne, Africa Bike Week Project Manager, said, “Africa Bike Week is thrilled to announce that an agreement has been reached to include a round of the SuperGP Champions Trophy in Buffalo City over the same weekend. “In line with presenting a high-end memorable event, all
motorcycle riders and enthusiasts will now be able to enjoy time at the race track or watch the live-stream action on the main event screen while enjoying Africa Bike Week hospitality. “We look forward to welcoming SuperGP to East London and believe it will add another facet to an already action packed Africa Bike Week 2017.” Executive Director of GAS Sports, Stephen Watson, said, “We are really excited to be joining Africa Bike Week in continuing to build a world-class event in Buffalo City. Over the past few years both SuperGP and Africa Bike Week have grown in popularity among the motorcycling fraternity. “Joining forces to bring motorcycling lifestyle and national Motorsport together makes perfect sense and is the beginning of a long term partnership to establish this event as a ‘must attend’ annual biker gathering in a beautiful coastal city. “Harley-Davidson’s commit-
Super Junior Champion, Aiden Liebenberg, in action.
ment to building a lifestyle and brotherhood/familyhood around its great motorcycles is a success story the world over and we are honoured to be part of their anchor event is Africa. We join them in welcoming all motorcycle riders and fans, regardless of the brand you ride,to join us
Adolf Boshoff in action. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
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Super600 Champion Adolf Boshoff. PHOTO:SUPPLIED
Two exciting tournaments on cards for boxing enthusiasts NCEBA DLADLA TWO development boxing tournaments in Mdantsane this weekend will keep enthusiasts on the edge of their seats. Former South African Lightweight and Junior Welterweight Champion Nika “The Sting” Khumalo will hold a development boxing tournament at the Mdantsane Indoor Sports Centre this Saturday, December 17. The first bout starts at 12 noon. According to matchmaker Luyanda Kana, the boxers will fight for the following titles: Khumalo’s SA lightweight title, Jackie “Pressure Cooker” Gunguluza’s featherweight title, Vuyani “The Beast” Bungu’s Junior Featherweight title and Welile “Ali” Nkosinkulu’s Bantamweight title. Khumalo, who trades as Brotherhood
Boxing Promotions, is hoping to bring back lost crowds to the fight venues with this tournament. “There is a hullabaloo here with some of the taverns involved. In fact the weigh-in will be held in a tavern,” said Kana. The bill featuring 6-round bouts will be as follows: * Lightweight - Lukhanyo Kaptein (Cape Town) vs Lindokuhle Tikilili * Lightweight - Msindisi Sompondo (Cape Town) vs Xolisa Nonkonyane (Mdantsane). * Featherweight - Mzukisi Mpinda (Cape Town) vs Siphamandla Manqata (Mdantsane). * Featherweight - Tyson Essau (Cape Town) vs Abongile Velaphi (Ndevana near King William’s Town) * Jnr featherweight- Ntandazo Dliwako (Cape Town) vs Luyolo Magenuka (Duncan
Village). * Jnr featherweight - Lihle Gingxana (Kimberly) vs Mawande Mbusi (Idutywa) * Bantamweight- Lazola Jikazana (Cape Town) vs Mawande Matroos (Mdantsane). * Bantamweight- Andile Nxayipi (Mdantsane) vs Xolisa Williams (Port Elizabeth). Boxing enthusiasts can also look forward to another tournament this weekend. Sinyabi Rise with The People’s Promotions in conjunction with the Buffalo City Metro Municipality is holding a development tournament featuring a Provincial Welterweight title fight at NU12 Community Hall in Mdantsane on Sunday, December 18 at 2pm. The main card features Mdantsane veteran challengers Khululekile Sibeko with 27 fights, 18 wins (8KOs), 8 losses and a single draw against Odwa Gaxa of Duncan Village. Gaxa is a novice of two fights, 2 wins all by
Knock Out. The fight is over 10 rounds. In the main supporting bout, Junior Welterweight, Vuyani Masondo (Duncan Village), will trade leather with Sizwe Yolo (Duncan Village) over 6 rounds while in the main preliminary bout, also over 6 rounds, Dumisani Tose (Duncan Village) will face Asiphe Tshili of (Mdantsane) in the Featherweight division. The other bouts, all over 4 rounds, will see: Flyweight: Gaveni Nkwenteni (Santa) vs Siviwe Jonas (iGoli). Jnr bantamweights: Athi Klaas (Border Post) will fight Lindelani Gqadushe (Duncan Village). Featherweight: Mzamo Makibeni (Duncan Village) vs England Madileng (Soweto) Flyweight: Siyanda Tona (Mdantsane) vs Gugu Dube of (Soweto).